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by 13dka
Thu Nov 10, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: Log Sharing & Broadcast Frequencies/Schedules
Topic: Strange afternoon MW DX flare (5,500 and 7,500km!)
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Strange afternoon MW DX flare (5,500 and 7,500km!)

HI Andrew! Glad to hear you're alive and sorry to hear you're so busy, I hope it's at least something fun stealing your radio related time! :) I'm curious with what you came up with again! Re the SULA, unfortunately it's not very good in my den as I recently confirmed again when I wanted to test som...
by 13dka
Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Log Sharing & Broadcast Frequencies/Schedules
Topic: Strange afternoon MW DX flare (5,500 and 7,500km!)
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Strange afternoon MW DX flare (5,500 and 7,500km!)

I obviously like it to bits! :) No, seriously, it's not having any severe highpass/reduced sensitivity issues typical for ham transceivers on MW/LW and it has all the nice tools one would want in a MW DX radio (particularly passband tuning and notch filter), being an SDR and showing me faint carrier...
by 13dka
Mon Nov 07, 2022 8:02 pm
Forum: Log Sharing & Broadcast Frequencies/Schedules
Topic: Strange afternoon MW DX flare (5,500 and 7,500km!)
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: Strange afternoon MW DX flare (5,500 and 7,500km!)

I monitored that frequency in the past days a little more: - Saturday : Conditions were more or less the same as on Friday (high A-index) and I heard R. Kitaya just like on Friday. The station faded in around the same time for half an hour, then disappeared again until 19:00, 4 hours later, just to ...
by 13dka
Sat Nov 05, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: Log Sharing & Broadcast Frequencies/Schedules
Topic: Strange afternoon MW DX flare (5,500 and 7,500km!)
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Strange afternoon MW DX flare (5,500 and 7,500km!)

Friday afternoon (November 4th) around 14:20 UTC (15:20 local) I was scanning the MW band with my indoor YouLoop, when I heard an unusual Russian speaking station on an unusual frequency of 1521 kHz getting stronger and stronger. MWList.org had nothing Russian in the Europe/Africa/Middle East list f...
by 13dka
Sat Oct 22, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Belka (-DSP/-DX) appreciation thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1927

Re: The Belka DSP/DX appreciation thread

Well maybe not THAT wild, I forgot to bring the booze..:D Alas it was too rainy to do any serious testing but dang... I didn't expect it to be any good with the whip on MW but it is actually pretty decent! I have portables (cough, S-8800. cough) with a pretty huge loopstick inside that don't pick up...
by 13dka
Sat Oct 22, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Belka (-DSP/-DX) appreciation thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1927

Re: The Belka DSP/DX appreciation thread

Got the new Belka (2022 model) today, went to the dike with it... <3 <3 :mrgreen:
by 13dka
Fri Oct 21, 2022 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Region for SWL Hobby
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Best Region for SWL Hobby

I'm not aware of any privileged DX country on the globe. The very point of shortwave and its skywave propagation is that "distance" plays a different role. You can receive stations from the other side of the globe on any continent -- well it's actually a very complex matter, there can be l...
by 13dka
Tue Oct 18, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Region for SWL Hobby
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Best Region for SWL Hobby

An ocean helps with reception only up to 10 wavelengths away from the coast, that would be 1,000' on 10 MHz. Your place on the globe plays a role mostly in what paths signals take and when. It would help everyone helping you if you'd describe your setup and what you expect to receive.
by 13dka
Sat Oct 15, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another unidirectional small loop: the Coplanar Twin Loop
Replies: 25
Views: 791

Re: Another unidirectional small loop: the Coplanar Twin Loop

Welcome to the forum, qrp-gaijin! Hope you guys tell me when it's time to charge my little dremel tool. :mrgreen: ~20dB more gain / less losses at little more than 1/2 the size of the SULA sounds pretty intriguing, even though the overall coverage seems to be pretty small (7-21Mhz?). ...check if it ...